Starbucks Drink Alert: The Citrus Defender

from Starbucks Instagram

The cold and flu season has be absolutely brutal this year. Everyone I know is sick right now. My children’s’ preschool is a pool of germs. That’s why I was immediately drawn to Starbucks’ new drink the Citrus Defender.

What is the Citrus Defender?

It is a combination of the new Teavana Defense Wellness Tea, steamed lemonade, hot water, and honey.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I got it. What I will say is that it is made piping hot which is wonder. I love the feeling of something warm on a cold day. It also has a really nice lemon smell to open up those sinus passages.

Once I tasted it I was pleasantly surprised. It is not deathly sweet. I worried because the lemonade can be REALLY sweet from Starbucks. The drink however reminds me a lot of a soothing cough drop in liquid form but without the menthol. The tea itself has a stronger flavor than I thought but it compliments the lemon, which could easily be too acidic.

So what do I really think? If you are feeling the start of the cold or the flu, definitely check it out. It will give you a little kick of Vitamin C that you need.

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